BlendFest: Coastal Excursions
Highway 1 is the most iconic roadway in California, but not all sections are created equal. The length that passes along the coast through San Luis Obispo County (known as SLO CAL) brims with the best of the Highway 1 experience. And as the gateway to Big Sur, this SLO CAL stretch is well within reach.
Experience the awe-inspiring and unique offerings of the Highway 1 Discovery Route with the NEW BlendFest Coastal Excursions. A blend of Paso’s best wines and some of Cambria and San Simeon’s most exciting adventures!
Friday, February 21
Coastal Excursion: Paint & Sip at Piedras Blancas Light Station
Piedras Blancas Light Station in San Simeon provides a glimpse into our nation’s past when lighthouses played a vital role in maritime navigation. Experience this historical monument with a mini-guided tour, then Art Social 805 will lead guests through the process of painting Piedras Blancas Light Station while sipping on delicious Paso Robles wine and local cheeses.
When: Friday, February 21 | 10AM – 12PM
Where: Piedras Blancas Light Station, San Simeon
Winery: Harmony Cellars
Saturday, February 22
Coastal Excursion: Derbyshire Vineyard
Join Derby Wine Estates for an unmatched tasting experience at one of the most unique and picturesque coastal vineyards in California. Begin with a taste of Derby wines at the barn then travel to a highpoint in the vineyard via shuttle for a tasting and discussion on what makes this vineyard special. This exclusive experience is not often experienced by the public, so don’t forget to charge your phone because you will be taking plenty of pictures.
When: Saturday, February 22| 9:00AM – 10:30AM
Where: Derbyshire Vineyard, San Simeon
Coastal Excursion: San Simeon Point Walk with Hearst Ranch Winery
Learn about the background and ecosystem of this historic trail out to San Simeon Point. Originally used for horseback excursions by William Randolph Hearst and his guests in the 1920s, this trail is an easy and scenic stroll out to one of the most iconic look-outs on the California coast. Led by a knowledgeable guide and representatives from Hearst Ranch Winery, you will learn about Hearst Castle and this piece of untouched coastline. The experience is complete back at the Hearst Ranch tasting room, near the trailhead, with a tasting of their award-winning wines.
When: Saturday, February 22 | 10AM – 11:30PM
Where: Hearst Ranch Winery Warehouse, San Simeon
Wineries: Hearst Ranch Winery
Coastal Excursion tickets for the 2020 BlendFest on the Coast are NOT available for purchase at the door. ALL TICKET HOLDERS MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE; ID will be required to enter. Although adorable, pets are not allowed at the event. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. All service fees are included in ticket prices above. This is an outdoor event.